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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 17, 2013 5:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Zappa Estate takes interesting business approach

"But THENm you get to the point i copied below, and i am mystified, i pay 1000 for a license to make legal dupes at my own expense and THEN i still owe you 1.20 for each copy i sell? "

Not for each copy you sell, for each copy you distribute! So if you make copies and gift them to your friends, you owe a buck twenty for each of those too.

What i can't figure is they are arguing that the wholesale cost of a CD is $9.80 plus the royalty. It really costs that much to make a CD duplicate and package it for distribution? That wholesale cost must already have a huge mark up because that sounds like the price you might get for this at a retail level. GDP/Rhino are selling discs at retail for closer to $8/CD. If you were to go that way, you would have to sell a single CD for $15-20 and to break even on your initial investment you would need to sell 250 discs at $15. Good luck.